Creamy Cilantro Pesto

READY IN: 15mins
YIELD: 3 cups


  • 1
    bunch cilantro (the large stems cut off near the bottom of the bunch)
  • 12
    cup walnuts (chopped)
  • 3 -4
    large garlic cloves (whole)
  • 14
  • 1
    bunch green onion (green parts only)
  • 14
    teaspoon salt
  • 1
    cup broccoli (about 1 crown,stems removed)
  • 2
    tablespoons basil (dried)
  • 12
    cup parmesan cheese (ok to use bottled kind for spaghetti)
  • 12
    cup vegetable oil (can use olive if you want)
  • 3
    tablespoons laughing cow swiss cheese (approximately 3 wedges, individually wrapped soft spread)


  • Put cilantro, walnuts, garlic, lemon juice, green onions, and salt in the blender.
  • Blend until formed into a smooth paste.
  • Add Broccoli, Oil and basil, Blend until smooth.
  • Last add Parmesan Cheese and the Swiss cheese. **If at this point the mixture is too thick add more oil and lemon juice a little at a time -- remember a little goes a long way.
  • Pulse on high until it has turned into a creamy consistency.